Why County Criminal Searches Remain a Must

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Negligent Hiring. Sexual harassment. Workplace Violence. Theft. These are issues that concern you everyday. Companies lose billions of dollars each year hiring candidates with criminal records or deviant behavior traits, which makes performing criminal background checks absolutely essential in the hiring process today. How complicated is it though? In a world where data is becoming […]

Sanctioned Nurses Exploit Background Checking Loopholes

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Health care organizations are unknowingly hiring sanctioned or disciplined nurses with a history of endangering patients, drug theft and abuse as a result of insufficient background checking processes and programs. Nurses with records of misconduct are able to manipulate multi-state licensing programs and continue working across state lines. Programs such as the Nurse Licensure Compact […]

States Place New Limits on Use of Credit Checks in Employment Screening

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As unemployment and other hardships continue to impact applicants’ credit reports, state lawmakers are increasingly scrutinizing the use of credit checks for pre-employment screening purposes. Recently, Illinois became the fourth state to pass a law (WA, OR, and HI have already passed similar legislation) that now restricts the use of credit history as part of […]

Contingent Workers Pose Security Gap for Many Companies

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A recent article by Talent Management revealed a significant security gap in many organizations’ employment screening programs. As companies increasingly turn to contingent workers (temps, contractors, vendor and partner employees) to fulfill their workforce needs, their exposure to risk could be increasing, since many organizations do not perform background checks on temporary workers. According to […]


5 Tips to Tighten Your Background Checking Program

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Over the course of the last decade, employment background checking has grown to be a generally standard practice for nearly all large and mid-size companies and many small businesses. Recently, however, especially amid high unemployment and a competitive job market, new government legislation and regulations have emerged that have introduced new complexities and implications into […]


Developing a Privacy Program for Background Screening

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With the mosaic of overlapping federal and state regulations covering background screening and consumer information, maintaining compliance has become a significant challenge. The growing concerns about data privacy and security, new legislation and the continuing surge in compliance initiatives show no signs of abating. Recent legislation has made it even more important for organizations to […]